20+ quotes from Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Quotes from Kushiel's Avatar

Jacqueline Carey ·  702 pages

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“We speak of stories ending, when in truth it is we who end. The stories go on and on.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“We are all these things [...]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty...and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Truly, it is in loss that we learn a thing's true value.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“What is fear but courage's shadow?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“It's the same questions we ask of our existence, and the answer is always the same. The mystery lies not in the question nor the answer, but in the asking and answering themselves, over and over again, and the end is engendered in the beginning. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“We pay for sins we do not remember, and seek to do a will we can scarce fathom. That is what it is, to be a god's chosen. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“I know what you are. I've always known from the beginning, Kushiel's Chosen. It is folly, to make claim on one whom the gods have marked for their own. And unlike the others, I am no fool, to grasp at that which burns to the touch. What you have given..." she raised one hand, palm upward, the garnet seal dangling at her wrist, "... I hold in an open hand.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“As often as not, we forge our own chains. And from those, not even Adonai Himself can free us. We must do it ourselves.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“But to force growth is to kill it.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Avevo Joscelin, il mio Compagno Perfetto, la bussola su cui era fisso il mio cuore.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Cos'è il potere? Questi giovani sciocchi vi si arrendono con ogni impaurito battito del cuore. E così le ombre crescono, assumendo potere. Cos'è la paura, se non l'ombra del coraggio?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Orgoglio, desiderio, compassione, intelligenza, belligeranza, fecondità, lealtà... e colpa. Ma al di sopra di tutto c'è l'amore. E se desideriamo essere più che umani, è quella la stella che dobbiamo seguire. Non possiamo fare altro che tentare. È sufficiente.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Glielo spiegai; non a parole, ma nel linguaggio della carne, di labbra, lingua e mani, del respiro accelerato e del pulsare del sangue nelle vene, nell'umore salato del desiderio. È la stessa domanda che poniamo alla nostra esistenza, e anche la risposta è sempre la stessa. Il mistero non è nella domanda e neppure nella risposta, ma nel continuare a domandarsi e a rispondersi, perché la fine è generata dall'inizio.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty… and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“There are many things wealth cannot buy, and most of those are enumerated by philosophers who have never woken wondering if this day would be their last.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“Beauty inspires love; so it is said, in Terre d’Ange. Was it done that we might find this world worthy of loving?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“How strange it must be, I thought, to be wed not merely as husband and wife but Cruarch and Queen, trading men’s lives and the wealth of nations as love-tokens.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“That kiss, I cannot describe. It was like a poem, a prayer, a homecoming unlooked-for. It was like dungeon walls crumbling to reveal a glimpse of sky. It”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“It is a scholar's weakness, to run narrow and deep.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


“There are ties that bind more complex than blood.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Avatar


About the author

Jacqueline Carey
Born place: Highland Park, Illinois, The United States
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